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  • Check with your local newspaper and see if they sell enrolls of newsprint, which of course would not have any printing on it. Where I live the local paper sells them for around $3. You could also wrap the t-shirts in the newsprint. The advantage of the roll, is that you can cut off as much as needed and lots of it. d. guffey On 2016-10-24 12:28, irisnevins irisnevins@^$1 [Marbling...
    Dolores Guffey Oct 24, 2016
  • When I first started marbling (1976) I used oil paints, rather than acrylics and made my size with carrageenan which had to be boiled and strained (powdered carrageenan hadn’t be introduced yet to the marbling community). As an alternative to boiling and straining, I used sodium alginate with good results. Once I switched to acrylics and powdered carrageenan I never went back to...
    D or Jer Guffey Oct 17, 2016
  • This method seemed to be a combination of suminagashi (the fanning of the colors) and traditional ebru marbling. Seems a bit labor intensive, for the end result. d.guffey From: Sue Cole akartisan@^$1 [Marbling] Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 12:52 AM To: marbling Subject: [Marbling] new video That's the strangest thing I've ever seen. I wonder what she's using for paint. It has an...
    D or Jer Guffey Mar 27, 2015
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  • Regarding dragging the paper across the Plexiglas being easier than transferring the paper to a rinse board, it does present a situation where the excess sizing is returned to the tray, along with other residue such as paint which didn't totally transfer to the paper, and also traces of alum from the paper. After a number of papers have been done this way, your bath can become...
    D or Jer Guffey Mar 20, 2015
  • I like using plastic pipettes - available from John Neal. I rinse them out afterwards, and they last forever. d. guffey From: Nancy Akerly nakerly@^$1 [Marbling] Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 9:03 AM To: Marbling@^$2 Subject: Re: [Marbling] Re: Ways of applying paint That sounds very cool. You can be so precise with color, I would imagine. I think I need to get some syringes and...
    D or Jer Guffey Dec 7, 2014
  • Yes, it is frustrating when color rinses off. I marbled silk scarves for many years and never had this problem. I used 2 Tablespoons of alum to a quart of water. Put the scarves in, make sure they are fully wet, then hang to dry. There is no need to leave them in the alum solution, once they are wet. If you wish to wash your scarves prior to aluming DO NOT use any soap or...
    D or Jer Guffey Sep 8, 2014
  • 35 years ago I marbled with oil paints, only because that was how I was taught by another marbler. The only advantage of using oils, is that you don't have to alum your papers. The disadvantages far outweigh not having to alum. You have to thin your paints with turpentine or paint thinner (toxic and smelly). The color penetrates the paper, some color visible on the reverse side...
    D or Jer Guffey Aug 27, 2014
  • Michele, Carragheenan and paint HAVE to be at room temperature...anything over 60 degrees. Of course in really hot weather you have problems as well, but 60 to 75 degrees should be fine. d.guffey From: Michelle Herren herrenfam@^$1 [Marbling] Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:04 PM To: Marbling@^$2 Subject: Re: [Marbling] About to Give Up On Paint! Thank you everyone for your warm...
    D or Jer Guffey May 17, 2014
  • Michelle, I've been marbling for over 30 years with acrylic tube paints (mainly Liquitex & Ultrecht) and have never added any flow release, or photo flow of any type. Just mix the tube paint with distilled water until you get the right consistency (about the consistency of half & half - a little thicker than milk). Thick paint will not make a darker color and will just sink...
    D or Jer Guffey May 17, 2014
  • Go to http://www.colophonbookarts.com and click on marbling supplies...you will also find other marbling supplies as well as paper. Marbling Tanks - Colophon The Colophon Marbling Tank is a vacuum formed high impact ABS plastic. The Tanks are designed with a self-draining "slop trough" to receive the skimmed size and comes with a cover/rinse board and skimmer. Sizes are inside...
    D or Jer Guffey Dec 8, 2013